PHYSICAL FITNESS ASSESSMENT IN THE CANADIAN FORCES - AN APPRAISAL

Authors
  1. Allen, C.L.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Definition of physical fitness, the military requirement for it and the current participation levels of CF personnel in physical fitness activities are discussed with reference to aerobic power as the principal component of fitness. Methods of evaluating fitness and the derivation of standards, including those promulgated for the Canadian Home Fitness Test (CHFT), are discussed with reference to CF and other military personnel. It is concluded that improvement in current participation levels will require some retraining of physical education personnel. It is considered that the standards of aerobic power specified for the CHFT are not appropriate for the CF. It is recommended that less emphasis be placed on evaluating physical fitness and more emphasis placed on providing structured programs for groups and individuals.
Report Number
81-R-35 —
Date of publication
15 Sep 1981
Number of Pages
15
DSTKIM No
82-00705
CANDIS No
35359
Format(s):
Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Hardcopy

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